Military upset real war is distracting from possible war
Eyes on the prize gents.
By Blondes Over Bagdad
PENTAGON — A panel of Pentagon leadership met Tuesday to discuss the problem of an ongoing real war in Europe that is distracting from a possible war with China.
“There’s a lot of noise out there,” said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. “The important thing to focus on is that there’s the possibility of aggression from a peer competitor. We need to modernize our lethality towards that likelihood, and not get distracted by any actual aggression from any actual peer competitors.”
While current events in Europe were described as amusing and an interesting diversion from the day’s discussions of the pivot to Asia, the group stayed focused on how to fight and win any war that has a lead time of at least five years to plan for.
“This is something that we’ve developed expertise in,” said lead logistics officer Lt. Gen. Sam Barrett. “Some of the guys who were sergeants holding the new M4s and body armor back from Iraq to make sure that they were ready for ‘the big ones’ are now sergeants major sending their sick call rangers to Europe so that they can send their hard chargers to the combat training centers. It’s inspiring to see the professionalism we’ve developed in the force.”
The group went on to discuss that military strategy dictates that there is one pacing threat, two near-peer adversaries, and a few ephemeral non-nation state threats— and that process is dictated by at least a decade of analysis from top military officers, the State Department, Congress, the National Security Council, The CIA, FOX news headlines, and a Raytheon contract that hasn’t really performed that well but has three years left on it. Any attempts that one country makes to overthrow another country is a factor but not the factor to changing the lineup.
“This close to posture hearings and the next fiscal year?” added Austin. “The plan to focus on our future wars is set, and cannot be shifted to accommodate any current wars.”
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday added that although there might be a thing or two for the nerds at War College study on the German-Soviet front in World War II to take a look if they liked history, but future warfare will be carrier-based, with precision munitions and amphibious assaults.
“Future wars will take a lot of technologically advanced equipment that we’ll be too nervous to commit to low-intensity conflicts, and it will be over quickly,” Austin added. “we put our best people on planning for a future war and we can’t lose the bubble now. If we ever see aggression from a peer threat, we have to act quickly and aggressively.”
Blondes Over Baghdad lets someone else take the top block because it’s the selfless service thing to do. She’ll go to ranger school when there’s a 3-beer policy. Follow her on Twitter at @BlondsOvrBaghd